Clayton State recently kicked off 2013-14 athletic season, and it will be an extra special one in the history of Laker Athletics program, which is entering its 24th year of competition.
Athletic Director Carl McAloose announces that ClaytonState will start an Athletic Hall of Fame during the upcoming season with the first class of inductees planned for enshrinement in February of 2014.
“After speaking with many people associated with our program, we feel like it is time to start a Clayton State Athletics Hall of Fame,” said second-year Athletic Director McAloose. “We’ve had hundreds of student-athletes along with many coaches, administrators and community members who have excelled at the highest levels, and we look forward to recognizing their achievements with such a lasting honor.”
Nominations for Hall of Fame inductees will be open to the public, beginning today via the Clayton State Athletics website. Along with an online nomination, the site also includes the criteria for nomination and the selection process.
From the nominations, a Hall of Fame committee consisting of 12 members will select the inductees. The committee consists of athletic department administrators/coaches, university faculty/ staff and community members.
The deadline for nominations will be Monday, Nov. 4. Plans are for the first Hall of Fame Class to be announced in January of 2014 and to be recognized at Homecoming festivities, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014.
For info on nomination and selection criteria, visit http://www.claytonstatesports.com/HallofFame/Criteria
To nominate a candidate online, visit http://www.claytonstatesports.com/HallofFame/nominationform